Icelandic Black Metal - Iceland

Auðn Band

For all its beauty, Iceland can be a sinister place where furious elements rage teaching fear but also inspiring human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, AUÐN are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their dark sails for foreign shores.

With their second full-length, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ (literally meaning “Ancient Riverbeds” – with a long tail of untranslatable subtext), AUÐN continue their fast ascent. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren from the country’s capital Reykjavik, this young band does not base its sound more or less on DEATHSPELL OMEGA worship, but rather reaches back to a more classic second generation black metal approach for inspiration.

AUÐN deliver haunting melodies and beautifully frozen atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of late

Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, AUÐN’s talent was quick to be recognized. The band got invited to Iceland’s main metal event, the Eistnaflug Festival and won the local Wacken Metal Battle contest in 2016, while making it to the top 3 at the main event. Performances at the prestigious Inferno and Roadburn Festivals followed in 2017.

With ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, AUÐN not only demonstrate the impressive progress of their songwriting skills but also deliver a clear definition of their very own black sound. Warning: this album grows with every spin and will take a long time to even come close to any limit!


  • Aðalsteinn Magnússon : Guitar
  • Andri Björn Birgisson : Guitar
  • Hjalti Sveinsson : Vocals
  • Hjálmar Gylfason : Guitar
  • Matthías Hlífar Mogensen : Bass
  • Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson : Drums
Posted on March 4, 2020

Icelandic black metal sensation AUÐN have entered the studio to record their third full-length. The new record will be released in the second half of 2020 via Season of Mist. For more updates, follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

Posted on June 12, 2018

Icelandic black metal sensation AUÐN have announced a European co-headlining tour with French label mates THE GREAT OLD ONES in November 2018. The tour will start in Switzerland, and continues through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK and has the final date in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Posted on December 4, 2017

AUÐN have kicked off their tour with headliner GAAHLS WYRD and label mates THE GREAT OLD ONE in support of their latest release ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’. A list of all confirmed dates including festival appearances can be found below.

Posted on November 15, 2017

AUÐN have revealed their highly anticipated complete new full-length, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, which was released on November 10th. ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Posted on October 30, 2017

AUÐN have released the third magical track taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, which is scheduled for release on November 10th. Listen to “Veröld Hulin” at the link below.

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